Husbandry by Stephen Fried
Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry--Inside the Minds of Married Men

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Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can’t they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean when he says “uh-huh”?  (No, it doesn’t always mean he’s not listening.)

In his wickedly observant collection of essays, Stephen Fried, widely praised as an investigative journalist, turns his attention to the subject of marriage–his own and others’. The result is a daring, provocative, often hilarious read that throws incisive light on mysteries that have long plagued womankind: the inner workings of the male mind.

Originally published as a series of popular columns in Ladies’ Home Journal—and now compiled in one volume at the request of his enthusiastic readers—Fried’s pitch-perfect essays fearlessly tackle the realities of love, sex, and marriage with both wit and tenderness. Drawing from candid conversations with fellow husbands as well as with his own wife, Fried’s eye-opening work will surprise, disarm, entertain—and tell you more about the man in your life than you could ever learn by asking him.

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About Stephen Fried

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Stephen Fried, an award-winning investigative journalist and essayist, is the author of Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia and Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs. His work has appeared frequently in Vanity Fair, The Washington Post Magazine, Glamour, GQ, and Philadelphia magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.
Published August 28, 2007 by Bantam. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance. Non-fiction

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The subject of what is going on in the mind of a typical husband (if there is one) is a good topic for satire, but it seems unusual that a journalist with Stephen Fried's credentials would do so (he teaches journalism at Columbia University).

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